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BSS BLU 325 FrontFRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today introduced AVB (IEEE Audio Video Bridging) functionality to its acclaimed Soundweb London family of digital signal processors with the addition of two Soundweb London devices. The new Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices are AVB versions of the BLU-800 and BLU-320 CobraNet™ siblings from which they are derived.

The BLU-805 offers the same configurable signal processing capability as the existing BLU-800 device. Both new devices offer configurable inputs and outputs, compatibility with all Soundweb London input and output card options, logic processing capability, the 256-channel Soundweb London digital audio bus and GPIO.

Each device offers up to 16 inputs and outputs, configurable in banks of four. Card options include analog mic/line inputs with Phantom Power, analog outputs, digital inputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF), digital outputs, the Soundweb London AEC Input Card and the Soundweb London Telephone Hybrid Card.

The BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices allow 64 incoming AVB channels and 64 outgoing AVB channels at 48kHz, or 32 incoming AVB channels and 32 outgoing AVB channels at 96kHz. Configuration, control and monitoring is provided by HiQnet™ London Architect.

Iain Gregory, Marketing Lead for Installed Sound at Harman Signal Processing stated, “Combining the proven and respected Soundweb London platform with the industry-supported AVB transport is a very natural evolutionary step for Soundweb London. It gives access to the incredible flexibility of Soundweb London and contemporary transport technology, all in a familiar environment.”

The BLU-805 and BLU-325 along with the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

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Xavity™ Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Arrives on Altera® FPGAs

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, January 15, 2013 – Audio Video Bridging (AVB) platform leader Lab X Technologies today debuts an AVB networked video solution and expands the recently launched Xavity™ AVB connectivity to include support for Altera FPGAs.

Audio Video Bridging’s confirmed momentum in professional audio applications expands, as interest in AVB networked video applications rapidly grows.

The demanding bandwidth requirements in emerging networked video applications are ideally suited for FPGAs (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays) such as those from Altera.

“The most innovative Audio Video (AV) manufacturers recognize Altera as a leading FPGA developer for the broadcast and professional AV industries, and is our first choice for solutions targeting AVB in networked video applications,” says Lee Minich, president of Lab X Technologies. “Our continuing collaboration with Altera will benefit the AV designers seeking to lead with AVB as the core media networking technology solution in their audio-visual applications.”

“As Altera develops programmable solutions to support today’s essential digital video and audio connectivity standards, we relish working with leader Lab X Technologies,” said Umar Mughal, senior manager, broadcast business unit at Altera. “Our collaboration with Lab X on the Xavity family of silicon platforms brings AVB to its full promise with time-synchronized, low-latency streaming audio and video services through IEEE 802 networks.”

Xavity is at the heart of all high bandwidth AVB products which have been shipping worldwide to date. Xavity is a growing family of silicon platforms for audio and video applications to benefit of AVB’s media aware network infrastructure.

Xavity will be featured and demonstrated at the AVnu Alliance Pavilion (#7K190) at Integrated Systems Europe January 29th – 31st at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam, NL, where Lab X Technologies will be participating in AVnu Alliance education presentations throughout the show.

For more information, please visit http://www.labxtechnologies.com

About Lab X Technologies

Founded in 1996, Lab X Technologies, LLC is a Rochester, New York-based engineering design firm recognized as a global leader in digital AV media transport and network connectivity, with extensive experience in applying IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and other audio networking standards. Lab X is an influential participant in the AVB community, an extremely active member of AVnu Alliance (www.avnu.org) and fully committed to AVnu certified interoperability.

Lab X partners with leading AV manufacturers to accelerate product development cycles, enable digital network interoperability by licensing Xavity AVB connectivity platforms, augmenting internal design teams, providing pre-engineered connectivity modules, developing innovative product concepts, and producing complete turnkey custom solutions.

Xavity, the Xavity logo, and stylized Xavity X are trademarks of Lab X Technologies, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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AVB Networking Conference To Feature Strong Speakers, Cover Gamut Of Applications

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The speaker lineup for the 2012 AVB Networking Conference was announced today.  It will include technology leaders from a host of disciplines and applications including Bill Murphy, Director of Solutions Marketing, Extreme Networks who will discuss the core AVB technology; Jim Risgin, Vice President Engineering, On Stage Audio, who will present on his pioneering work with AVB in real-world applications; Vikram Kirby, Director of Technical Design, Thinkwell, who will speak from his experience deploying AVB in the field; Sam Berkow, Principal Consultant and Founding Partner, SIA Acoustics, who will be discussing AVB in large performance venue design; Michael Cusick, President, Specialized Audio Video Inc., who will address AVB in hospitality system design and Casey Sherred, Consultant, Acoustic Dimensions, who will be discussing AVB in house of worship design.

The AVB Networking Conference 2012, which will be held coincident with InfoComm 2012 on June 12 at 11:00AM to 4:30PM, is co-sponsored by Avid, Biamp, Extreme Networks, HARMAN, Lab X Technologies, Meyer Sound and Riedel Communications – all of whom have AVB-capable devices on the market today. The applications-based event will provide consultants, integrators and system designers with comprehensive details on how AVB technology can simplify system design and maintenance.

The AVB Networking Conference sold out very fast but complete video of the conference presentations will be uploaded to www.AVBNetworkingConference.com immediately after InfoComm.

Commenting on the speaker line-up, Adam Holladay market manager, HARMAN System Development and Integration Group (SDIG) noted, “That the AVB Networking Conference has completely booked out from the outset is a testament to the quality of the speakers also the market significance of AVB to the future of systems integration.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r).  The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

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FRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s Soundcraft is extending its range of digital audio transport option cards for its Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series digital consoles with all options expected to start shipping this year.

HARMAN is one of the pioneers of AVB IEEE 802.1 and an active AVnu Alliance member, and with the standards now ratified work has commenced to make AVB audio networking available on the Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles.

Plans are also in place for Dante network cards compatible with Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles, following an agreement reached between Soundcraft and Audinate.

“This agreement is a reflection of HARMAN’s responsiveness to its customers who want Dante networking,” added Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO.

To further enhance integration between HARMAN’s other Professional audio brands, option cards are also in development to provide a simple on and off ramp between Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles and the BSS Soundweb London digital audio bus system BLU link. The BSS digital audio bus is integrated with the majority of BSS Soundweb London series products and with the PIP-BLU is available for a number of Crown amplifiers.

Existing expansion cards already available for Soundcraft digital consoles or stage boxes include Cirrus Logic, CobraNet(r), MADI, Aviom(r) A-Net, AES, Digigram Ethersound(r), Riedel Communications RockNet(r), Alesis ADAT, SD/HD SDI and Dolby(r) E.

Soundcraft Product Manager Richard Ayres added, “Connectivity is an important part of everyone in pro audio’s future; new products must integrate with legacy systems and infrastructure whilst existing products must adapt to emerging technologies. With these announcements we are making it clear that by investing in a Soundcraft console you are assured it will remain future-proof and core to an integrated system.”

About Audinate

Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented Dante networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance(tm). Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company.

Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

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SAN DIEGO, California – Leading the transition for IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) networking in the professional audio space, President of Lab X Technologies and Marketing Work Chair of the AVnu Alliance, Lee Minich, is slated to discuss the latest in AVB and its importance in the recording and audio engineering industry during AES’s 44th Conference on Audio Networking. As a networking solution design resource for audio manufacturers, Minich will discuss network protocol, the design of AVB hardware and the future of AVB in the industry.

“AVB has emerged as one of the most important technologies in the professional audio industry, from recording studios to live sound applications, among many others,” stated Minich.  “Working with my colleagues and peers at the AES conference, we will discuss the state of the art of networked audio, including the standards of AVB and how manufacturers are integrating the technology into products across the globe.  AVB forms the cornerstone of converged networks, which leverage the benefits of the IT world with the  manageability and simplicity that only intelligent media aware infrastructure provides.”

AVnu Alliance is a sponsor of the conference.

 

Friday, November 18, 4PM:

Demonstration and Panel Discussion: Network Control Protocols

Minich will introduce Lab X’s core concepts and demonstrate a setup of Lab X technology.

 

Saturday, November 19, 1:30PM:

Panel Discussion: Audio Network Product Design

Minich will present Lab X’s network and network interface with target systems.  Full coverage of basic information of Lab X AVB, operating principles and advantages will be presented, as well as intellectual property considerations and the process of integrating Lab X hardware into audio projects and products around the globe.  A brief Q&A session will take place after Minich’s presentation.

 

Sunday, November 20, 2:30PM:

Panel Discussion: Future Directions for Audio Networking

Minich, representing the AVnu Alliance, will discuss the future of AVB integration and its impact on the industry, the AVnu Alliance standards of AVB and the overall power and capabilities of the technology.

 

For more information and a complete list of events / presentations at the AES 44th Conference on Audio Networking, visit http://www.aes.org/conferences/44/.

For more information on Lab X Technologies and AVB, please visit http://www.labxtechnologies.com. For the AVnu alliance, visit http://www.avnu.org.

About Lab X Technologies

Founded in 1996, Lab X Technologies, LLC is a Rochester, New York-based engineering design firm and platform provider recognized as a global leader in digital A/V transport and network connectivity, with extensive experience in applying AVB (Audio Video Bridging).

Lab X partners with leading manufacturers to accelerate product development cycles and enable digital network interoperability by augmenting internal design teams, licensing IP platforms, providing pre-engineered connectivity modules, developing innovative product concepts, and producing complete turnkey custom solutions. Please visit http://www.labxtechnologies.com for more information.

About AVnu Alliance

AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB), and the related IEEE 1722 and IEEE 1733, standards over various networking link-layers. The organization will is creating compliance test procedures and processes that ensure AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming A/V experience. The Alliance promotes awareness of the benefits of AVB technologies and collaborates with other organizations to provide a better end-user A/V experience.

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